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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-20-2017, 02:14:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Brianreed
Drivers Door Actuator issues?

Here are the symptoms.

1. When I open the drivers door the windows does not bump down slightly, like the passengers does.
2. The interior lights do not come on when I open the drivers door.
3. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-20-2017, 01:49:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Brianreed
Re: Help with from bumper

If you need to remove it think of it as an opportunity to plastidip that thing bright aluminum. Looks very nice!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-02-2017, 06:34:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,807
Posted By Brianreed
Re: Advanced Fuel Dynamics - PROFLEX E85 flex fuel option

Funny up here is WA I think that most places only sell E85, at least that is what I have noticed at the pumps. I found a place near me in Snohomish that advertises "no Ethanol" in any of their gas. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-18-2017, 05:55:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Brianreed
Warning about cheap parts from ebay (China)

I have had a long and expensive road to getting my xenon lights working properly. My drivers side bulb went out and I replaced it ($130) which was fine for a few weeks them went out again ($130) I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-26-2017, 03:45:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Brianreed
Re: Xenon Ballast or Ignitor?

Getting the headlight assembly out is not that hard. a few 10mm bolts and make sure you detach the trim piece from the front fender properly and it comes out pretty easy. Be patient it should slide...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-24-2017, 02:31:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Brianreed
Re: Xenon Ballast or Ignitor?

yes you have to take the whole assembly out. You tube is your friend. The biggest tip is that to take the assembly apart to take the headlight out after the black trim piece you need to rotate the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 09:14:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Brianreed
Re: Xenon Ballast or Ignitor?

I did the bulb swap, then the ballast swap both did not fix the issue, so that left the igniter. That igniter is a pain to replace, but I after I put the new igniter in success.

The only bummer...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Mar-08-2017, 03:32:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Brianreed
Re: OEM Front Bumper (Any color will do)

I recently replaced my damaged front bumper cover. One of the supports that slide over the bumper brackets are already separated. I am sure I can removed the other side. I can also pull out the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-07-2017, 04:00:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,857
Posted By Brianreed
Re: Floor mats - Velcro vs Through Post Style

I assume that the OEM mats are the best. I need to get a new set on my new to me M3. I have not ordered yet, but planned on the OEM with the M3 logo embroidered.

Are these the ones everyone is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Mar-06-2017, 04:00:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,616
Posted By Brianreed
Re: Xenon Blub install - Shocker everyone is right

Not exactly sure what you mean by bezel/trim/shroud, but assume it is the trim piece that goes above the headlight. Here are the part numbers.

09 Cover strip, left 1 63128384489 $20.42
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-23-2017, 01:39:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,616
Posted By Brianreed
Re: Xenon Blub install - Shocker everyone is right

Thanks for the information on Kholty. I will keep them as a back up for short term then.

When I was trying to get the bulb in while headlight assembly was in the car, I was not careful at all...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-23-2017, 12:37:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,616
Posted By Brianreed
Xenon Blub install - Shocker everyone is right

I had a xenon bulb go out and had never changed one before. After a quick look at YouTube I found some guy who replaced it with the headlight assembly in the car. I know that you cannot touch the...
Forum: Northwest Sun, Feb-05-2017, 03:25:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,551
Posted By Brianreed
Re: Roll call post recent pics of your car

in the middle of fixing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-05-2017, 03:09:26 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 493,303
Posted By Brianreed
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Are you the Buyer or Seller?: Buyer
Model Year: 2002
Mileage: 240,000
Coupe or Convertible?: Coupe
Exterior Color: Pheonix Yellow
Interior Color: Black Leather
Manual or SMG?: SMG
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-01-2017, 03:32:17 PM
Replies: 9,236
Views: 612,736
Posted By Brianreed
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

I purchased a used OEM upper sir duct from ebay. My M3 (2002) did not have one, the PO removed and did not replace for some reason. I also found the small elbow which pushes air into the air box. ...
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